The 40-year-old Palestinian from Syria had been living in Jordan illegally for three years, having fled the Syrian civil war, when he decided, along with his nine-year-old son Montasser, to travel to Europe.
He booked flights to Sudan, where he was going to join the thousands of people who make the treacherous journey every year across the Sahara in the hope of getting on a boat to Europe.

Wael al-Sahlee, a Palestinian refugee from Syria, was trapped in Dubai airport with his son Montass...


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